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Until yesterday, I would have just not cared to buy that big a bag of cranberries from Costco. It was because of a phone call from my sist...

Cranberry Thogayal / Cranberry Chuntney : For A Umami Effect

Until yesterday, I would have just not cared to buy that big a bag of cranberries from Costco. It was because of a phone call from my sister that I did so. Thishya, our relative had called my sister and  suggested for me to try it. This chutney/thogayal is a little different from others.The cranberries are not cooked and the fresh ones are made into a chutney. It has a strong sour and umami (thuvarpu) taste with south Indian flavor which is so tasty with curd rice, paratha, bread, dosai and rice. If you are pregnant you might really enjoy it.


Seasoning Wok
Measuring Cups & Spoons


Cranberries - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Asafoetida ( solid )- 1/4 of a marble size
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Channa Dhal - 3 tbsp
Udad Dhal - 3 tbsp
Red Dry Chillies - 6
Jaggery / Sugar - 1 tsp ( adjust the quantity according to taste)


 1. Wash the cranberries well and add to blender.

2. Heat the seasoning wok with oil. Add the asafoetida and fry in oil and wait till it puffs up and gets roasted. 

3. Add mustard seeds and when it pops, add chillies, udad and channa dhal and roast until golden brown.

4. Add this to the cranberries in the blender along with the required amount of salt and jaggery/sugar.

5. Blend into a smooth paste and use to spread on bread, paratha, dosai or curd rice.


  1. Mmmmm that look delicious and wonderful flavors...mmmmmmm yummy!!!

  2. Fingerlicking very catchy chutney..yummy..

  3. Wow, that is sooooooo delicious looking and what a great color it has :)

  4. Woowww Srimathi.. Very unique and interesting. I heard that cranberries are really good for women esp for the uterus. So girls make use of this as much as possible. you chutney looks so colorful. Am sure it tasted great. would love to try this after I get back..

  5. Lovely color.. its so attractive and nice :)

  6. Lovely looking cranberry thogaiyal, would certainly love to try.

  7. Cool,nice ingenious use of fruit in chutney.And sucha vibrant colour!

  8. I don't buy cranberries either... the only time I got them was to bake some cookies and those were dried cranberries... I have been hearing a lot about cranberry recipes lately; cranberry chutney, cranberry dal, cranberry pulihora... mmm... I have to get a bag and give it a try..

    Chutney looks colorful and tasty!

  9. Cranberry chuteny looks delicious. I need to buy fresh cranberries and try them. I love the color very much.Thanks for visiting my blog, you have a wonderful space.

  10. Super healthy and yummy chutney.

  11. Cranberry thuvaiyal sounds kool, tangy-spicy and hot...lot the ingredients gone in it.

  12. No cooking required? Sounds interesting.